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critical of president obama's foreign policy, particularly in libya because africa daffy fell, -- after qadhafi fell, we did nothing to secure the country. senator mccain and a couple of others and myself, senator rubio, went in 2011 to libya and we said in an op-ed piece if we don't get rid of these militias, libya is going to become a safe haven for terrorists. and you have got to understand this about the benghazi consulate -- it had been previously attacked in april of 2012. the british ambassador had been attacked in june of 2012. the british closed their consulate. the red cross closed their office because they had been attacked, and we have got email traffic coming from libya to washington at the state department level saying in august -- saying on august 16, we cannot secure the benghazi consulate from a coordinated terrorist attack, and al qaeda flags are flying all over benghazi. what they did not want you to know was the consulate in benghazi was very unsecured, everyone else had left the town and that the numerous requests for security enhancements going back for months had
all they want. the fact of the matter is, at the time of the tragedy and even this day, libya is a very unstable situation post-revolution. the object is to do the best we can to try to change that dynamic to create a more stable government that provide security not only for us but also for its own people. a fair statement? >> absolutely. as i mentioned, since 2013, the u.s. has been planning in helping the libyan government with forces. our diplomats were involved with reaching out to civil society. it's a tough challenge. realize a lot of this is on the libyan shoulders. this country needs to reach a broad, political reconciliation among its faction before they can be in in a position to receive outside help. when i talk to people in the state department, there is a sense where there is a lack of partnership on a sense of the other side and you need that. they held elections in 2012 that, by all accounts, were relatively transparent and fair. they remain very pro-american, which has been contrasted to many other countries in the region. >> i want to thank all four of you for
-- that is not your testimony. thank you. if i understood your testimony, libya is a mess. it is a very unstable environment. that is the environment in which we are trying to work and which we were working at the time of the tragedy in benghazi. no amount of u.s. troops and security forces were going to change that environment. >> they will not change the fact the central government cannot exercise -- >> my friend in utah, i went to tripoli, not benghazi. the airport at the time, security was controlled by the militia and not the government. >> i am not aware of whether that is changed. >> that make one very uneasy about security? >> let's hope their friendly. but, it is obviously painful, transparent symbolism of the lack of any authority. i see you shaking your head as well. do you want to comment? >> i agree with you. >> that is also very important. the testimony the three of you have provided, which i appreciate. again, people can play politics with a tragedy all they want. the fact of the matter is, at the time of the tragedy and even this day, libya is a very unstable situation post-revol
to the worldwide united states was trying to remove gaddafi. he said "the world watches events unfold in libya with hope and alarm. protests demanded universal rights. in a government that responds to them. they were met with an eye and. gaddafi chose to pass a brutal suppressant. innocent civilians were beaten, imprisoned, and in some cases killed. " obama'smccain supported visit. he said "if he had not acted, history would have remembered qadhafi in the same breath as former yugoslavia. a source of international shame. " in an op-ed in april 2011, senator mccain wrote this, "the president was -- gaddafi finally met his ugly demise. he was an extremely dangerous tyrant. he supported international ,errorism during the 1980's including a bombing which claimed the lives of 270 innocent civilians. pursuedreportedly chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons. after gaddafi was killed, the new libyan government reportedly uncovered two tons of chemical weapons gaddafi had kept hidden from the world, yet armed and ready to use. we all know it dedicated and patriotic special envoy named christopher st
--- e to portray obama libya policy as a success. and the jihadists that killed our ambassador and three other civilians. and, c, far from being disamated, as the president claimed during the campaign and even after the september 11 violence in egypt and libya, al lied jihadist al in muslim countries. indeed they had been strengthened by the president's pro-islamist policies. the explosive emails that have surfaced thanks to the perseverance of judicial watch make explicit what has long been obvious. susan rice, the president's confident and ambassador to the strategically chosen to have appearances on five different television broadcasts the sunday after the massacre. she was coached about what to say by other members of the president's inner circle. one of the emails refers expressly to a, quote, prep call, unquote, that ambassador rice had with several administration officials on late saturday afternoon right before her sunday show appearances. the tangle webb of deception spun -- -- the tangle web of deception spun by the administration was to distance the white house and the preside
at libya where we did intervene through air power alone, changed the government but it is a mess and exporting its problems across the middle east. what we have to understand rather than saying, you know, who is to blame for this is to say, what is the nature of this threat and how do we counter it? >> but what you're saying is that you have to call it what it is, and you can't be reluctant to act. and on this program last week david brooks, columnist for "the new york times," said the following about president obama. he said, let's face it, obama, whether deservedly or not, does have i'll say it crudely, this is him speaking, but a manhood problem in the middle east. is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like assad, somebody like putin? i think a lot of the rap is unfair, but certainly in the middle east there is an assumption that he is not tough. you mentioned syria. the president drew a red line, chemical weapons were used, he did not follow through. you have sectarian violence, you have what could be the verge of a failed state in syria. >> right. but the question is wh
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